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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with madras curry, caynne pepper, cumin, toasted coconut, and kaffir lime leaf, Indra Kunindra is a 9% ABV stout brewed in collaboration with homebrewer Alex Tweet. It was brewed for Holiday Wine Cellarís 46th Anniversary Homebrewers Competition. First batch at 9%, others at 7%.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scouser (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Pours a dark brown with beige head and lacing. Aroma of strong coconut, I mean strong, cumin, curry, almost like a Indian. I love this beer, can't believe it but I do. It tastes just like it smells with some pepper burn at the end. This is well brewed! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (954) - USA - MAR 17, 2014
Black with a thick tan head which quickly dissipates. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla and a bit of Indian spices. Curry is especially noticeable. Flavor is roasted malt a bit of sweet vanilla and madras curry. Curry is actually more earthy than spicy, but the cayenne kicks in at the end. Spice leaves an interesting impression, but itís not overpowering. If you like spicy food and stouts, youíll probably enjoy this. Wife: 4.5

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2014
THOUGHTS: Equal parts stout and Indian spice rack; then dusted with a little tropical flare. Nearly too intense flavor-wise. A truly unique beer. You can really taste all the special ingredients. Great aroma and flavor, but a little too heavy handed on them as well. This bottle was over two months past the enjoy by date and the spices were still very intense. I canít imagine how intense the spices must have been when it was fresh. The spices pretty much play the balancing role to the malt instead of hops with this beer. Bonus points for the crazy idea and for executing it. TECHNICAL: Drank 3/22/2013. Bottle. Poured a very dark brown that was basically opaque black in the glass with a small, light brown head that fully diminished. The aroma contained heavy roasted malt and dark chocolate; and coconut milk, cumin, spicy cayenne, coconut, curry, and hints of lime. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, heavily spicy and slightly sour and bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and spicy and lightly sour with a duration that was short on flavor but long on heat. There was chocolate syrup, coconut, lime, curry, cayenne, cumin, chocolate, roasted malt , chocolate and pepper. The medium to fully body was oily with somewhat soft but tingly carbonation and a spicy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
On tap (multiple samples) and from one of the judging bottles at GABF. Pours with a pitch black hued body and a small tan head. Aromas are explosive! Huge spice notes, light lime, curry, cumin, coconut, chocolate. Really spicy and pleasant. It took me a while to pull my nose away to actually taste it. Wow, amazing flavors, huge rich spice notes, curry and cumin with light lime notes. Insanely good. Granted there is not much left of the base foreign stout, but my god is this tasty! A bit of a spicy burn with a medium thick body. Huge duration of flavors. Absolutely extraordinary beer in every sense.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Black with a creamy light brown head. Coconut, chocolate, lime, and light vanilla aroma. Nice creamy palate. Tastes of coconut and lime, chocolate and vanilla, and finishing with mild curry flavors and pepper warmth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is curry, spicy, coconut, mint and caramel. Flavor is spicy curry, cocoa, lime and coconut. Has a nice spicy mouthfeel. Really loved the aroma of this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle with many thanks to Peter! Pours black with light brown head. Nose/taste is absolutely phenomenal - if you like Indian spices. Lots of cayenne, curry, coconut, lime and cumin. Tons of heat on the palate intermixed with roasted chocolate and vanilla notes. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle from the Ballast Point Brewery in Linda Vista: Created a thick fluffy topping of foam head while the opaque liquid was a dark black color. In the aroma, my nose is instantly gratified with a sweet scent of coconut, banana, whip cream, and other spicing that somehow comes across as smelling like children sun tan lotion. My initial taste of this beer is black licorice, but the flavors doesnít stop there and goes on to give a tropical almost Caribbean taste with the fruity flavors of coconut, pineapple, banana, and a taste of lime zest. There is also a background of heavy dosages of spices that linger in the palate and throat after each gulp that obviously demonstrates the Indian influence on this stout with the addition of curry spices, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Iím so glad I was able to grab a few bottles from the brewery and I commend Ballast Point for picking up on this home brew recipe by Alex Tweet. Although, as I continue to finish my 22 oz bottle, I do notice that this might trigger a headache for me. None the less, nice job guys.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Botthle shared by jckp64, thanks!. Pour is clean charcoal blck with a thin light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, light curry, light basil, faint....fuck it, this smells like green curry chicken with a hint of roasted malt. Wow. Flavor is also notable green curry chicken, roasted malt, and a touch of spice in the finish that lingers in the back of your throat. Really unique stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2012
On tap at Ballast Point. Truly unique in every way. Deep dark obsidian pour with ruby highlights and a medium but creamy and long lasting brown head. Thin curtains of velvety lacing. Pungent but pleasing aroma of lime, mild coconut, melted bittersweet chocolate and toasted herbs. The curry hits you first then draws you into a complex, mind-bending vortex of favors. Tart lime, roasted malt, chocolate, coconut, sour apple and other herbal, botanical notes. A few sips in you start to get the chili pepper burn and lingers throughout but doesnít interfere with the flavors. That said, If youíre not a fan of hot dishes (or spicy brews) then youíd probably have a harder time getting past the chilies in this one. Despite the burn the texture is quite silky and the finish is long, flavorful and packs a big final kick of lime and curry. Might be the most interesting brew Iíve ever had and Iím thrilled I had a chance to try it before it kicked.


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